Border Bob's, "Last Building in the U.S."

International Falls, MN (Koochiching County)

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Border Bob's, "Last Building in the U.S."
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Asking Price: $1,295,000

Cash Flow: N/A

Gross Revenue: $625,000


FF&E: $222,957

Inventory: $100,000

Real Estate: $975,000

Established: 1978

Border Bob's, "Last Building in the U.S."

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This is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to OWN an ICONIC Small Business

Be the next Border Bob with this once in a life time opportunity. Border Bob’s offers unique custom embroidered and screen printed apparel, gifts, souvenirs, jewelry, art gallery, books, moccasins, plush animals, housewares, and cabin accents, homemade fudge, old fashioned hard ice cream, gourmet coffee, and much much more.

Borderland’s dry ice headquarters offering instant quick frozen walleye fillets, wild rice, and Canadian jam. We are the last business opportunity on the International Falls/Fort Frances Border Crossing. Ample parking for trailers, boats, trucks, buses, and motor homes.

Our building is historic, having been the Riverside Hotel, built in 1907 to serve the needs of the logging and paper-making industry created by harnessing the power of the Rainy River just a block north of our doors. Originally having 56 rooms, Border Bob's has a truly unique environment to portray our products as customers go from room to room, each having it's own character and uniqueness.

One of the best features of our business is that you could live on site in one of two apartments on the second floor. One apartment is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath. The other is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Both apartments are beautifully finished in oak with large windows, oak kitchens, and great bathrooms. In addition, there is a third apartment that is reminiscent of the old Riverside Hotel that we have kept as a guest room for overnight visitors.

Our building has a full 4,000 sq. ft. basement for storage or production work and 4,000 sq. ft. of storage space on third level. Custom fixtures throughout the store make Border Bob’s unique and interesting!

We added a 2,000 sq. ft. addition in 1985 that today houses our old-fashioned ice cream, home-made fudge and coffee shoppe. This area has a modern walk-in freezer, and 2 modern walk-in coolers, in addition to a fully NSF kitchen area.

In 1998, we added another addition. This 1,011 sq. ft. addition houses our modern office area, finished in oak with beautiful windows and doors. Pictures are available on our website:

The final building on-site is our 1,320 sq. ft. "Street Sale" building where we offer 50% off on merchandise of most types found in the store. Folks "looking for a deal" are encouraged to shop in this area, which allows us to not discount items in the store, thereby maintaining a professional clean retail presence in the main store.

Since 2003, we have been operating Border Bob's as a seasonal business May thru October). Prior to that were open year around. We made this decision because after 25 years of operation year around, we decided to"take time-off during the winter months" and enjoy some southern living. Border Bob's can easily be operated year around again, boosting net income and operating profit substantially as almost all the operating expenses are already being incurred year around (utilities, taxes, insurance, maintenance, etc.). Or, you too might desire to only work May thru October and enjoy your winter's off. Border Bob's gives you this option to enjoy your life while you make a very nice annual income for your family!

All of the features above make Border Bob's the unique, iconic business that it has grown to be known. This is YOUR OPPORTUNITY of a LIFETIME! Don't pass it up.

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Border Bob's is the "Last Building in the U.S." by the bridge connecting International Falls with Ft. Frances, Ontario, Canada. Hundreds of thousands of folks cross within feet of our door on their way to and from fishing trips, hunting expeditions, and recreational travels, in addition to our local populations on both sides of the border. Our huge, paved parking lot is designed to handle cars and trucks with trailers, motor homes, buses, etc. With over 20,000 sq. ft. of retail, service, and storage areas, Border Bob's has "Something for EVERYONE"
Look at a map of Northwestern Ontario north of International Falls, MN. Look at the thousands and thousands of lakes and the recreational area, then note that all the roads lead right back to Border Bob's. All those travelers have to pass with mere feet of our doors. We have been servicing their needs for 39 years. They know us...they trust us... and they keep coming back to us because of our quality goods, professional services, and our guaranteed satisfaction. YOU could be the NEXT Border Bob. Don't let this OPPORTUNITY slip between your fingers.
Growth & Expansion:
Look at our website: This site is only three (3) years old and we're very pleased with it's initial performance. We see this site growing and providing more and more income and profit to Border Bob's in the years ahead. Look at our website: to see more information and photos of Border Bob's. Border Bob's is ideally situated to add food opportunities for the traveling and local public. With the right mix of food and beverage, you could substantially boost your traffic and operational profits,
Business Asset Value $1,018,485 (5 X $203,697) Avg Annual Net Income
Support & Training:
Bob and Kathy will be available (at a reasonable hourly rate) to do all the necessary training. Sharing our 40 years in the industry, coupled with our operational knowledge of Border Bob's is an amazing advantage for any new business owner to succeed. If you want to own an iconic, small business THIS IS THE PLACE! Invest in YOUR FUTURE at Border Bob's.
Reason for Selling:
We've done our best for 40 years... NOW it's YOUR OPPORTUNITY. Don't Delay
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Bob and Kathy Neuenschwander

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